February 1, 2023

Who will win the 2022 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

Attorney General Josh Shapiro won the race for Pennsylvania’s governor, keeping the state’s executive branch in control of Democrats and allaying fears that his opponent would undermine the 2024 election.

With the incumbent, Tom Wolfe, out of office for a limited time, Shapiro defeated Republican Senator Doug Mastriano to fill the open seat. Shapiro, who ran unopposed, was ahead of Mastriano in the polls all year long.

The Democrat has benefited from a prominent position in the state, while the far-right Mastriano has struggled to win over moderate Republican voters.

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Shapiro had won state office twice before. Without a primary competitor, he was able to quickly raise funds and attack Mastriano before the Republican even won the Republican nomination.

Mastriano, a former Army colonel who won the 2019 special election for a Senate seat in south-central Pennsylvania, worked with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team to try to overturn the results of the 2020 election. He also attended the January 6, 2021 demonstration that preceded the riots. In the Capitol Building.

Fair election advocates were concerned that if Mastriano became governor in 2024, he might try to prevent the state’s Electoral College votes from being certified if a Democrat wins that year’s presidential race. In Pennsylvania, the governor chooses the Secretary of State, who serves as the chief election officer.

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